Bang For Your Buck

Cheap Week: February 27–March 5

Rapper P.O.S returns with a vengeance, Naked City Brewery hosts an encore screening of Local Sightings top films, and Seattle Symphony adds music to Dr. Seuss's 'Green Eggs and Ham.'

By Jane Kidder Edited by Seth Sommerfeld February 27, 2017

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After years battling health problems, Minnesota rapper P.O.S is finally back on the road and firing up crowds.

Tue, Feb 28
Local Sightings Audience Awards Encore Screening 
If you happened to miss the 2016 edition of this Northwest Film Forum's Local Sightings Film Festival, Naked City Brewery hosts an encore screening of some of the region's best filmmaking. This bonus showing will feature the fest’s winners for Best Short (The Noise Made by People, where young woman struggles for normalcy following trauma) and Best Feature (Worst Laid Plans, a dark comedy in which four tattoo parlor owners devise a catastrophic plan to keep their business afloat). Naked City Brewery, Free 

Thur, Mar 2
There’s a good reason Minneapolis Doomtree rapper P.O.S hasn’t put out a solo album since 2012’s We Don’t Even Live Here—his kidneys were failing. After a successful transplant in 2014, P.O.S returned in January with Chill, Dummy and looks to reclaim his spot as an essential voice in alternative hip-hop and as one of the best live rappers around. The Crocodile, $17

Sat, Mar 4 
Dr. Seuss Green Eggs and Ham
For all the little picky eaters out there, Seattle Symphony and vaudevillian troupe Really Inventive Stuff, delves into the enchanted world of Dr. Seuss and the ever persistent Sam-I-Am with this family-targeted performance. Whether you like green eggs and ham—or remain open to be convinced—Rob Kapilow’s playful composition for the classic children’s story makes for an enjoyable trip to the symphony for adults and kids alike. Arrive early for pre-show fun that includes crafts and an instrument petting zoo. Benaroya Hall, $15–$20

Sat, Mar 4
Seattle Rock Orchestra Social Club
Ever a purveyor of non-traditional compositions, the Seattle Rock Orchestra isn’t your average symphonic ensemble. The all-volunteer group's classical approach to pop and rock tunes breathes fresh life into every familiar crescendo. Seattle Rock Orchestra Social Club—the smaller, more intimate, and less single-themed offshoot of SRO—stops by Town Hall to play renditions of hits by David Bowie, Beyonce, Led Zeppelin, The Jackson 5, Backstreet Boys, Ace of Base, and more. Town Hall, $12–$20

Sun, Mar 5
Lvl Up’s Return to Love almost sounds like a compilation of lost songs from indie rock stalwarts like Neutral Milk Hotel and Built to Spill—eminently familiar without being derivative. With three songwriting vocalists, the Sub Pop band effortlessly shifts between wailing cryptic lines, heavily distorted frustration, and pastoral psychedelia to craft an expansive guitar-rock journey. Chop Suey, $12

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